Description ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the Master in the Physics of Complex Systems (http://www.polito.it/pcs) will organize the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 10 April to 5 May 2017.

Many complex systems in physics, biology, engineering and economics are characterized by a large number of interacting degrees of freedom giving rise to a non-trivial collective behavior. The theoretical and computational tools for a quantitative analysis of complex systems are often rooted in modern (statistical, quantum) physics. The Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems aims to give students the opportunity to get in touch with a selection of topics at the forefront of research during an intensive 4-week program. It consists of 5 courses of 9 lectures each, followed by final written tests.

Invited Lecturers:
Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
Thierry Mora (ENS, Paris)
Federico Ricci Tersenghi (U. of Rome La Sapienza)
Matthew Scott (U. of Waterloo, Canada)
Pierpaolo Vivo (King's College, London)
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS, Paris)

 

Go to day
  • Monday, 10 April 2017
    • 08:30 - 20:00 Monday, 10 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration & Administraitve Formalities 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lower Level 1 )
      • 10:30 Welcome Address 30'
      • 11:00 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 1 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 2 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 18:00 Welcome get-together 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace/Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 11 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Tuesday, 11 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 1 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:15 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 3 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 2 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 12 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Wednesday, 12 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 3 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:15 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 4 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 5 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 13 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:25 Thursday, 13 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 4 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:10 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 6 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 5 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video
  • Friday, 14 April 2017
    • 08:50 - 13:05 Friday, 14 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 6 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:10 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 7 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:15 Tuesday, 18 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 8 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
      • 11:00 Poster Session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lower level 1 )
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 1 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30 Wednesday, 19 April
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 1 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 2 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, TRIESTE)
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 9 1h45'
        Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 20 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30 Thursday, 20 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 EXAM - Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 2h0'
      • 11:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 2 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
      • 13:15 Lunch break 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum physics 3 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 16:30 Science for Sustainable Development 1h0'
        Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world population, food security, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity/poor sanitation, energy resources. Sustainability is already at the forefront of many discussions at the international scene. The new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda may well represent the best attempt at addressing sustainability issues at a global scale.
        Education and awareness are the first key to the way forward; scientists can take a lead to help, for instance, with an advocacy effort to catalyse a reflection on sustainability.
        Speaker: MAX PAOLI - TWAS (THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)
  • Friday, 21 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Friday, 21 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 3 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
      • 11:10 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 4 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Monday, 24 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Monday, 24 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 1 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:10 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 7 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:30 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 2 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
  • Tuesday, 25 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Tuesday, 25 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 8 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Video notes
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 3 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 5 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 26 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30 Wednesday, 26 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 4 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 4 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Visit at SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies 3h0' ( SISSA )
  • Thursday, 27 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Thursday, 27 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 5 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 5 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 9 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London)
        Material: Reading material Video notes
  • Friday, 28 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Friday, 28 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 6 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 6 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 7 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
  • Saturday, 29 April 2017
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Saturday, 29 April
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 EXAM - Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 2 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Tuesday, 2 May
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 7 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 8 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 6 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Wednesday, 3 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Wednesday, 3 May
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 8 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 11:10 Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 9 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo)
        Material: Video notes
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 7 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 4 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15 Thursday, 4 May
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 8 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
      • 11:10 Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 9 1h45'
        Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 9 1h45'
        Speaker: F. Ricci-Tersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome)
        Material: Video
  • Friday, 5 May 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Friday, 5 May
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 EXAM - Entanglement and complexity in many-body quantum systems 2h0'
      • 11:30 EXAM - Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 2h0'
      • 13:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 15:00 EXAM - Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 2h0'